Long Story Short

15th November, 2010 - Posted by Claire Larsen - 2 Comments

What’s the “Long Story?” It’s the Old Testament from Genesis to Malachi. God’s story of the covenant extends over thousands of years and many pages of written script. What makes it “short?” The long story is short when it’s broken up into 10-minute devotional bits. A new book just published by New Growth Press entitled Long Story Short  looks like a good compliment to God’s Great Covenant Book 1 and Book 2.

I received in the mail this week a copy of the newly released book by Marty Machowski and am excited about what I see. Mr. Machowski divides the Old Testament story into 78 weekly stories, each of which are divided into five daily devotional bits. The daily devotions have a passage to read, usually only a few verses, then is followed by Picture It, Think About It, Talk About It, and Pray About It portions. Many of the daily sections have Connect It To Jesus that points to the presence of Jesus in the Older Testament.  The emphasis throughout is covenantal and, like the God’s Great Covenant series, it emphasis God’s faithfulness to keep His promises. The focus of the entire book is very theo-centric … you see God in every devotional. In the introduction, Mr. Markowski gives suggestions as to how to use the  book for preschoolers, grade schoolers, and those moving out of grade school.

If you are looking for a daily devotional to accompany God’s Great Covenant, this may be just what you’re looking for.


rosa monroy

January 6th, 2011 at 7:01 am    

Hello Mrs. Larsen
I would like to get permission to make copies of your book Bible for Children 1 and 2. How can i do that

Claire Larsen

January 7th, 2011 at 3:47 am    


If you want permission to make copies you need to talk with Joanna at the CAP office. Call her at 717-730-0711. I’m glad you are enjoying the books. I’m always interested in comments from those who read the books. I would love to hear any specifics thoughts.


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